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YFile: New research on mini strokes points to earlier diagnosis, prevention

York University, Gary Turner, strokes, mini strokes, brain, health

York psychology Professor Gary Turner realizes the perks of working at a global centre of excellence in cognitive neuroscience and neurorehabilitation – primarily, the opportunities to work in a leadership position with other high-profile Canadian researchers. He recently undertook a systematic review, which collects and analyzes multiple research studies or papers, with colleagues from the University of Toronto, the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest, and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Turner has been supervising lead author and graduate student, Ayan Dey.

What this team learned about mini (or silent) strokes could lead to improved prevention through policy uptake and earlier diagnoses combined with appropriate treatment plans. Through this research, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery, Turner sees a very real potential for improved health outcomes of Ontarians.

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